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08.06.2022

A day of firsts – and lasting achievement

08.02.2022

Penn College students experience German manufacturing

07.26.2022

Pre-College Programs move campers miles ahead

07.20.2022

Penn College Summer Commencement set for Aug. 6

07.13.2022

MSCHE reaffirms Penn College’s accreditation

08.12.2022

Children’s Learning Center earns continued accreditation

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center has earned continued accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children – the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

NAEYC accreditation is a rigorous and transformative quality-improvement system that uses a set of 10 research-based standards to collaborate with early education programs to recognize and drive quality improvement in high-quality early learning environments.

“This is the highest level of accreditation that a program can receive in early education,” said Linda A. Reichert, Children’s Learning Center director. “The staff and I work very hard to uphold these standards each day.”

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Faculty & Staff General Information Students
08.11.2022

Student receives award for extraordinary nursing students

Pennsylvania College of Technology presented a DAISY Award to nursing student Julia M. Abraham, of Milton, on Aug. 5.

Abraham, who graduated on Aug. 6 with an associate degree in health arts: practical nursing emphasis, received The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students.

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08.11.2022

As fresh semester nears, new president vows to ‘listen, learn and lead’

In his first all-college address as Pennsylvania College of Technology president, Michael J. Reed reviewed a busy institutional summer and engaged a talented team for continued service to a common goal: placing students in the most competitive position possible for long-term success.

“The expertise on this campus is truly extraordinary, and I will do all I can to listen and learn and lead with our team as we evaluate systems campuswide and make decisions in the best interest of our mission. I will always attempt to build off the strengths of our experts, be transparent and work relentlessly to make continual improvements for our institution,” he said, setting the tone in his remarks. “We have many strengths, opportunities and challenges as we enter Fall 2022, and I strongly believe the best ideas emerge when we work together and multiple points of view are considered.”

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Alumni Faculty & Staff General Information President Students
08.11.2022

Gallery’s LLB exhibit subject of WVIA radio interview

The exhibit includes fascinating photos and memorabilia, including these Caribbean-designed cleats worn by former L.A. Dodger Kiké Hernández. Adam Thompson“A Diamond Anniversary: A Celebration of 75 Years of the Little League Baseball® World Series,” on exhibit in The Gallery at Penn College through Aug. 25,  is the focus of an interview with Adam Thompson, director of the World of Little League Museum, that aired shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday on WVIA Radio’s “Art Scene” with Erika Funke. After the morning broadcast on 89.9 FM and 89.7 FM, it was posted to the WVIA website.

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08.10.2022

Air museum establishes memorial scholarship for alumna

The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum has established a scholarship honoring the late Brenda E. Saylor, a 1996 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Saylor, who died in May, earned an Associate of Applied Science in aviation technology, gaining her Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) certification from the Federal Aviation Administration at the age of 46. She had become a licensed pilot in 1991 and, for 29 years, owned a 1940 Boeing Stearman biplane, which was a World War II primary training aircraft.

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General Information
08.10.2022

Faculty welcomed as Fall 2022 semester dawns

Among the newer additions to the Pennsylvania College of Technology community as the Fall 2022 semester begins are 19 faculty members, as provided by the Office of People & Culture. Fifteen will begin their instructional duties on Aug. 11; the remainder were added to the roster as noted.

“This cohort of new faculty possesses a wide range of experiences and skills,” said Joanna K. Flynn, dean of curriculum and instruction. “We are excited to see the impact they will have on our students and the college.”

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08.10.2022

New Penn College civil engineering faculty returns ‘home’

When Ruth A. Hocker first visited Pennsylvania College of Technology, she didn’t know of civil engineering. Nearly a quarter century after that fateful day, Hocker is back on campus preparing tomorrow makers for the rewarding field.

The new civil engineering technology instructor is more than the first full-time female faculty member in the Materials Science & Engineering Technologies Division that Penn College formed in 2020. Hocker is an industry leader, specializing in water resources and management. The engineer has shared her expertise throughout the world but has never forgotten where it was cultivated.

“My entire career and everywhere that it has taken me started right here on this campus,” said Hocker, who graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology. “I think it’s always been in the back of my mind that I would love to be able to come back and teach.”

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08.08.2022

Graduate’s path to graduation includes selfless gift

When Pennsylvania College of Technology radiography student Sarah S. Conrath crossed the stage at commencement ceremonies on Aug. 6, she celebrated not only the culmination of her education, but a personal triumph that has deeper meaning for her family – especially her father.

Conrath, of Pottsville, began providing care long before she entered a health care major at Penn College.

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08.06.2022

A day of firsts – and lasting achievement

Pennsylvania College of Technology held its Summer 2022 Commencement at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport, a milestone ceremony that marked Michael J. Reed’s first as college president. Aided by another new college administrator (Neslihan “Nesli” Alp, who began her duties Monday as vice president for academic affairs/provost), Reed conferred degrees – including the first master’s-level degrees “in our storied history.” Bryan M. Bilbao, of Old Forge, one of the students in that initial cohort for the Combined Bachelor/Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies, was the student speaker. The 90-minute ceremony also featured a Distinguished Alumni Award to 2002 welding technology grad Richard A. Conrad Jr. and acknowledgement of more than 25 awards to graduating seniors.

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08.06.2022

Welding graduate honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

Pennsylvania College of Technology presented Richard A. Conrad Jr. with a Distinguished Alumni Award at its Summer 2022 Commencement ceremonies, held Aug. 6 at the Community Arts Center.

Conrad, of Selinsgrove, earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Penn College in welding technology in 2002 and holds a dozen welding certifications. He has 32 years of experience in welding manufacturing and is employed by ITW Welding North America as a field application engineer, providing process technical support for key industrial accounts, including Miller Electric and Hobart Brothers.

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Alumni Engineering Technologies Welding
08.06.2022

Penn College presents awards to summer graduates

Pennsylvania College of Technology has presented student achievement awards to its Summer 2022 graduates.

A commencement ceremony was held Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Community Arts Center. Penn College is a special mission affiliate of Penn State.

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Alumni
08.06.2022

Pre-commencement ceremony honors nine student leaders

Nine graduating students, including two who missed their May commencement to winningly represent Pennsylvania College of Technology in national competition, were honored Friday night during the Excellence in Student Leadership and Service Awards ceremony.

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Alumni Faculty & Staff President Students
08.04.2022

Penn College Board approves property sale, elects officers

The Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors on Thursday approved the sale of two college properties and elected officers for 2022-23.

The board also welcomed two new members and heard a presentation on global experiences from two faculty members from the School of Business, Arts & Sciences.

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General Information
08.04.2022

Penn College student accepted to surgical residency

A graduating Pennsylvania College of Technology student is one of about a dozen accepted for the fall to the Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program offered by Norwalk Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine.

Damaris A. Diaz, of Williamsport, plans to graduate from Penn College with a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree in physician assistant studies in August. Her 12-month residency begins Sept. 12.

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Alumni Faculty & Staff Nursing & Health Sciences Physician Assistant Students
08.04.2022

Penn College welding programs ‘spark’ donation

Approximately 100 Pennsylvania College of Technology students per semester will benefit from the generosity of a leading manufacturer of welding equipment and solutions.

Abicor Binzel USA Inc. donated more than $16,000 worth of equipment, including a gas metal arc welding gun, a shielding gas management system and two fume extraction systems for the college’s 55,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art welding lab.

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